with education , life skills & the
confidence to become self-sustaining
understand their future isn’t limited
by what they’ve experienced in their past
“I am grateful for Agape
and how it helped me in
becoming an independent
woman and mother.”
The Agape Resource & Assistance Center in East Plano, TX helps women, moms and their children facing situational homelessness. With the help of case workers and counselors, women and children typically stay with Agape from 6 months to a year, during which they gain the skills, strength and stability for self sufficiency.
While it’s hard to believe that homelessness exists in an affluent area like Plano and Collin County, there are women and children who fall on hard times. Homelessness in Plano looks like staying on a friend’s couch due to an eviction, living in one’s car, or staying in extended stay hotels.
The Agape location in East Plano was intentionally chosen to be close to childcare and public transportation. Agape uses restored houses and repurposed office space for homes for the homeless, giving new life to the area.
We heard “we never expected to be in this situation. I don’t want my kids to grow up like this”
To empower women with education , life skills & the confidence to become self-sustaining
Help children understand their future isn’t limited by what they’ve experienced in their past
Agape provides housing and transitional services to homeless single women, moms and their children that empower them to move from homelessness and crisis to fulfilling, self-sustaining lives.
The Homeless Situation
As of 2023
90% Agape women are Abuse survivors.
As of 1/2023, 38 % of PISD students qualified for free & reduced lunch; 34% qualified for free lunches meaning their household makes 130% or less of the 2023 poverty guideline ($30,000 for a family of 4).
As of 1/2023 an estimated 828 PISD students were identified as homeless, an increase of 103% to 2019.
There are an estimated 400 Transitional Housing beds in Collin County, substantially all of which are chronically full.
How We Define Success
In Agape’s 1st 10 years, we have served over 260 souls including 112 women and 152 children. Over 75% of Agape’s women pursue education to higher income and graduate able to live within their means, moving from poverty and crisis to self-sustainability.
Obtained housing they can afford
Improved economic stability
Obtained reliable transportation
Established affordable, reliable childcare
Increased emotional stability
Attained vocational path with upward mobility
Improved work force skills